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Poster: matt1964 Date: Jul 19, 2007 7:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Dead and working out

Hi y'all,
Don't know how many of you are at the stage of life I am in, approaching mid-forties with a little extra around the middle. Anyway, was doing the old elliptical machine yesterday and listening to some Dead and wondered if anybody else listens to the Dead while working out? Seems to me the music lends itself to those boring treadmill or long runs, maybe not a Jerry ballad, but certainly an uptempo Eyes or Estimated, which is what I had on yesterday. Anybody else do this?

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Poster: DeadDave50 Date: Jul 19, 2007 8:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead and working out

Almost any eyes,scarlet and fire get me going on my runs,and bike w/o`s....on my bike w/o` I go for 2 to 4 hours so I must have Dead mixed with many other artists....nothing better on a beautiful day in the country biking to a great dead show....

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Poster: dc2 Date: Jul 19, 2007 8:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead and working out

A great Morning Dew, The Other One or Here Comes Sunshine are my favorite for working out and leaving the confines of my treadmill.

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Jul 19, 2007 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead and working out

Perfect post for my current situation...
I had a total hip replacement on my right hip on July 10. This is my first week home from the hospital and physical therapy has already begun. Basically they send this "therapist" out to my house each day to torture me for an hour. I think its a hired goon. Yesterday we listened to some David Grisman Quintet from 1977 during the torture session. Today it was Workingman's Dead. I find that the music gives me someting to concetrate on other than the pain. I have been thinking of what will be good to listen to as I become more mobile over the next few weeks. Can't wait to make it to that China Cat > Rider plateau.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 19, 2007 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead and working out

I usually only do 12 oz curls : )

BUT the few times I actually got on the treadmill I find 6-9-76 to be especially uptempo and groovy

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 19, 2007 8:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead and working out

Even as a disabled old fart, the little ipod is loaded with 68-70 for each, albeit brief and unimposing trip to the gym.

Couldn't workout without it...

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jul 19, 2007 9:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead and working out

many many reps of the old 12 oz. elbow curl have been performed while listening to Grateful Dead shows. I usually perfer pre 1980, but have been pointed toward many post '80 possibilities since finding this forum.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jul 19, 2007 1:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead and working out

Holy Shit, I had a deadline today and when I was finished I was going to post this exact question. 42 and feelin too fat so I started using the ellipitcal a few weeks ago. I figured Shakedown would be good but haven't gone there. I first tried the HSF from 5/9/77 and that was pretty good. By the time I got to Franklin's my heart was racing and the machine was telling me to slow down, but screw it I couldn't. I also went with 12/1/66 last week and this was pretty cool. I did the electric set from DP8 also and that also worked well. Been tempted go with show that SDH is discussing in the thread above this one but I am afraid that China>Rider could make my heart explode. That one will have be restricted to late night dog walks for now. Not sure what to use today. Maybe 1ftv with the HSF and Eyes.

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Poster: matt1964 Date: Jul 19, 2007 1:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead and working out

Elbow, I'll be 43 in September. It's getting weirder all the time! If we had the same thing for lunch today, then I'll really flip out!

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jul 19, 2007 1:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead and working out

43 in November, grilled chicken with a tomato salad.

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 19, 2007 2:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead and working out

I'm guessing turkey has been on the menu at your birthday at least once! 1126

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jul 19, 2007 6:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead and working out

Actually born on Thanksgiving in 1964. Some relatives still seem upset that I ruined their dinner!! Always thought it was cool that my birthday was a holiday weekend with lots of family around though.

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: Jul 19, 2007 7:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead and working out

Shakedown can work for high repitition weight training, or maybe some cardio but that is the minimum tempo for working out. I usually go with something heavier, faster and angrier when lifting weights. I can't stand the repititious techno they play at the gym. The dead, in my opinion, would be more suitable for the recovery or wind down in the jacuzzi or to enhance the herbal supplement therapy on the ride home from the gym and back to baseline.